POSITION TITLE: PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
WATER QUALITY AND PROCESS ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
In general, this classification performs supervisory professional engineering work to support the operation and maintenance (O&M) of FKAA water, wastewater and reclaimed water systems, as well as supervisory assistance in the design and development of renewal and replacement (R&R) projects and capital improvement projects in the capital improvement program (CIP). Position reports to the Manager of Engineering.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Manages both water and/or wastewater treatment process support to O&M treatment operations and water quality staff as required to troubleshoot operational issues and evaluate existing treatment processes to identify ways to optimize processes to increase reliability, ease of operation and cost efficiency.
Coordinates with Water Quality to develop and maintain a comprehensive Water Quality Control Monitoring Program from source to tap that meets current regulatory requirements; establishes policy, guidelines, and procedures for this function, including developing, reviewing and optimizing sample collection plans and procedures.
Manages all hydraulic modeling for the FKAA water transmission and individual distribution systems, as well as for the individual pressurized sewer collection and transmission systems. Using models, reviews and approves optimized operational paradigms to increase reliability, ease of operation and cost efficiency.
Reviews and approves optimized procedures with respect to field activities such as: unidirectional flushing planning and implementation, valve exercising, field pipeline disinfection, pipeline coating inspection, inspection of pumps and other mechanical equipment, sewer main and lateral inspection, fat/oil/grease (FOG) control, sewer manhole inspection, water leak detection, infiltration and inflow (I&I) detection and mitigation, and other field operations as assigned.
Leads coordination with other utilities, municipalities, counties, state/federal agencies, and with FKAA customers on compliance standards and technical issues for potable water supply and treatment, wastewater collection and treatment (both local and centralized), and reclaimed water distribution.
Manages all regulatory agency permits, and any requisite reporting; represents FKAA as Utility Coordinator/Permittee/Engineer-of-Record for all Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) applications; reviews and approves updates to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan for FKAA fuel facilities to ensure regulatory compliance.
Manages compliance with the conditions of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Water Use Permits (WUP), inclusive of updates to water demand projections for the Lower East Coast Study (LEC) updates.
Manages the FKAA water accounting program including, but not limited to: developing and implementing field plans to measure water, identifying and developing remediation for lost water, preparing water balance summary for water loss reporting, and working with municipals/county on Water Supply Plans.
Manages the automated water meter data collection program; reviews and approves all related R&R or CIP projects to improve reliability and overall system coverage.
Manages the FKAA Asset Management Program, including but not limited to: annual field asset inventory and condition assessments, regular asset criticality assessments, and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) programs on critical assets.
Manages all capital planning by determining and programming both R&R and capital projects into the CIP using asset maintenance histories and other relevant asset data, as well as projects identified in the FKAA Master Plan; manages all updates to the FKAA Master Plan; manages and implements the FKAA CIP project prioritization methodology on an annual basis for the purposes of planning all CIP projects.
Coordinates and communicates effectively with other utilities, municipalities, counties, state, and federal agencies related to system planning, design, permitting, work activities, status of work, exchange of information, and resolution of problems.
Coordinates and manages work of FKAA engineering assignments, directs assigned staff, provides mentoring, and oversees and approves work produced by assigned staff.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Prepares status reports on assigned tasks for Senior Management, and other administrative work as assigned.
Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.
Performs other related duties as required